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clothing fixes: from uh-oh to aha!

February 11, 2021

Things don’t always go as planned. But savvy gals know it’s all about thinking on your toes, making something out of nothing, and getting creative when you need to. But if you don’t already, you should definitely carry a clothing emergency toolkit on you at all times. Before you rule out a sweater for its pills or a blouse for its wrinkles, reach for your handy toolkit and give some of these wardrobe hacks a try. You probably already have these everyday items on hand, so just add them to a cute little pouch and toss it into your tote, your glove compartment, or your desk drawer. This way, no fashion emergency will ever catch you off guard. Take a look at the items below, and read about our quick and easy hacks for various wardrobe mishaps.

Your clothing emergency toolkit should contain the following items:

  • Stain stick
  • Foam sponge
  • Razor
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Chalk
  • Super glue
  • Spray bottle
  • Bobby pins
  • Safety pins
  • Double-sided tape
  • Paper clips
  • Lint roller
cabi Clothing | Spring 2021 | Clothing Fixes


Have fuzzy lint or animal hair on your outfit?
Grab your handy portable lint roller! Quickly roll it against your sweater or outfit to pick up all those bits of lint to pick up all those bits of lint!

Need to keep your skirt from billowing up?
Use double-sided tape to stick some pennies to your skirt. Okay, we know this may sound weird, but this little bit of added weight will help hold things down and keep you feeling confident on even the windiest of days.

Need to remove deodorant stains?
We’ve all been here…you slip into your favorite black top, being extra careful to avoid smearing your makeup or messing up your hair, only to step in front of the mirror and notice all these white streaks your deodorant left behind. Don’t fret! Grab a foam sponge and rub the marks right off. Works like a charm.

Pills on your sweater?
Gently glide your razor across your sweater to loosen any pills that have formed and then use the lint roller to pick them right up.

Jammed zipper got you down?
Use a little bit of petroleum jelly or pencil lead to lubricate the zipper and allow it to zip up and down smoothly.

Wrinkles on your favorite blouse?
Fill a spray bottle with water and lightly spray over the blouse to loosen wrinkles and allow material to straighten. You can even add a few drops of essential oil to the bottle to give it a fresh scent!

This trusty toolkit will come to your rescue time and time again, believe us. Have you tried out one of these hacks? If so, we want to hear all about it. Share your thoughts in the comments below, and feel free to add to our list if you know about any others!